Vet advice

Jump straight to the Horse & Hound veterinary archive

vet examining a horseHorse & Hound veterinary experts report on the latest equine veterinary research and developments in the magazine every week. These features can be read online as part of our H&H VIP service.

We also have an extensive online archive of free vet advice covering an wide range of conditions. These range from common problems such as mud fever, colic and laminitis to less frequent conditions like grass sickness and heart problems.

We know that any time your horse is unwell is extremely stressful, so our free vet advice is designed to give you the information you need to help you make an informed decision about the next step in your horse’s care. However, we would always recommend you speak to your own vet in order to get their expert opinion on any veterinary issues about your horse.

*This archive is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified equine vet*

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Nosebleeds in horses after hard work [H&H VIP]

What is the significance of blood in a horse’s nostrils after hard work? Dr Colin Roberts discusses exercise-induced bleeding and its effect on athletic performance

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Shedding light on a stoney issue [H&H VIP]

When a promising young racehorse lost his form, the culprit was found to be an enterolith — a grapefruit-sized internal obstruction. Tim Mair MRCVS tells us more